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NBC
Aug 5, 2009 4:30am EDT
. >>> senate majority leader harry reid said he has the votes to pass the $2 billion cash for clunkers voucher. it gives drivers financial incentives for trade anything gas-guzzling vehicles. mcconnell predicts the passage as well. >>> in iran, mahmoud ahmadinejad was sworn as the country's president for a second term. meanwhile, a top iranian lawmaker says they are to bring spy charges against three americans. >>> a panel of feder judges is ordering the california prison system to slash its inmate population by 27%. about 40,000 inmates within two years. they say it's the only way to change what they call an unconstitutional priso health care system that causes one unnecessary death each week. >>> new satellite imagery shows the amazon rain forest in june was four times worse than just a month before. 223 square miles were lost, an area about half the size of los angeles. >>> and in israel, tourists captured incredible video of horses running with a car. fortunately the vehicle slowed down before the impact. both the driver and the horse escaped with minor injuries. >>> and now here's an earl
MSNBC
Aug 24, 2009 6:00am EDT
is in a big mess? mr. reid. harry reid. the guy who called americans evil. >> mike allen, tell us about this. i was reading the las vegas review journal. i'm heading out there this weekend. >> reading the metro section? >> a few meetings. tell us about harry reid. i was reading these polls in the paper. tell us about it. >> forget about harry reid. i want to know why you're going to las vegas? >> it's a long story. >> it's research. willie goes to vegas. >> willie, do you have any openings for interns? >> not at present. we'll talk off line. >> the senate majority leader does have a problem down by double digits against the potential challenger danny tarkanian. he's down against another challenger, the state republican party chairman. and joe will recognize the danger of this number right now. incumbent leader, one of the most powerful people, maybe the most powerful person in the senate, his approval rating back home, 37%. >> wow. >> that's the number george w. bush could laugh at. >> that is unbelievable. all right. >> is danny tarkanian the tark's son? >> yes. how could he not win? >> and
FOX News
Aug 4, 2009 7:00pm EDT
most of its $1 billion budget in one week. now harry reid says he has the support of the senate to get $2 billion more and that the vote will happen this week. critics are arguing that's extra money that the government doesn't exactly have at its disposal. the obama administration says as of today there have been more than 150,000 cash for clunkers transactions worth more than $1600 million. -- 600 million. the average i am crease in fuel efficiency. 60%. some are asking whether we can afford to extends it, especially when four of the five top-selling cars, though mostly assembled in america, are japanese. what does the white house have to say about all those hondas and toyotas? >> that the big three are doing well enough, accounting for 43% of sales. many honda and toyota vehicles are manufactured in the united states. but once upon a time there was language in the cash for clunkers legislation that would have barred any discounts for cars manufactured outside of the united states, meaning employing no u.s. workers or cars made in canada or mexico. the white house approval of that lan
MSNBC
Aug 4, 2009 6:00pm EDT
with president obama, majority leader harry reid vowed to press on even in the face of this opposition. >> the american people want health care reform and we're going to do health care reform. in spite of the loud, shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings and just throw monkey wrench into everything, we're going to continue to be positive and work hard. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. secretary sebelius, let's take a look at what you encountered in pennsylvania this weekend with senator arlen specter. >> that's a lie! >> secretary, i have to tell you, i went to some of those kinds of town meetings when i worked with senator moynahan, never encountered anything like that. did you expect this? any hint this planned sabotage was out there? >> well, we had had a town hall meeting a couple of weeks ago with four cabinet secretaries in louisiana. and had some similar folks show up with very similar statements and very similar arguments. so it was clear that this is kind of a nationally driven campaign. we knew that something was different in philadelphia
FOX News
Aug 4, 2009 1:00pm EDT
word is president obama wants to billion dollars to keep the program going. harry reid said that he has put forward a bill that would extend the program. that could happen in the next few days. trace: so you drain the oil and that until the engine with two quarts of liquid glass. that is marching orders for mechanics coast to coast, getting rid of the cash for clunkers vehicles. it is designed to make sure that those cylinders never see a spark plug again. this drive to train destruction is from a chemical. if you are a doctor, you would have a hypocritical if. isn't there such thing for mechanics? you are usually fixing these things, but now you are destroying them. how do you feel? >> mixed emotions. some of the thing that we get are too nice to destroy, but in order to keep up with the program, we need to do this. trace: "popular mechanics" came out with a good article saying that a lot of these cars that we are destroying our perfectly good, and could benefit a lot of low income families. >> we have had some people calling in, asking -- they often do donations about cancer for kids,
CBS
Aug 6, 2009 4:30am EDT
harry reid said the democrats have enough votes to pass the bill, meaning consumers could take advantage of the rebates of up to $4,500 until labor day. >>> at six miles an hour, you wouldn't think a tap to your bumper would be a big deal until you find out the cost to fix it. among the most popular midsizeded cars from the insurance institute for highway safety, the mazda 6 was the only one to score an acceptable rating with the average cost to fix its bumper of nearly $900. the honda accord got a marginal rating with an average repair cost of a little more than $1,000. the ford fusion and the chevy malibu both got poor marks with an average cost of more than $2,000 for repairs. karen? >> claire leka here in new york. thank you. >>> just ahead on the morning news, a tearful homecoming for two american journalists. >>> plus massive storms bringing large hail clobber arkansas. >>> first, katie couric has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> we'll have the remarkable story of how this baseball announcer calls the plays when he's never even seen a single game. ♪ there's only one
FOX
Aug 4, 2009 6:00pm EDT
to harry reid tonight. they have to vote to throw another $2 billion at the program. it has run through the original $1 billion. put wn the phone. that's the message from transportation secretary ray lahood. he says if it was up to him, texting and driving would be altogether. laura evans with the edge on what he plans to do. >> he won't out right ban it not on his own but he is going to convene a summit involving everyone from transportation officials to law enforcement types to congressman to find out what to do about distracted drivers on their cell phones. new evidence shows texting while iving increases your risk of a crash exponentially. one study he found it's more dangerous than drinking and driving and linked to deadly train wrecks like this one in california. >> we know texting while driving is dangerous. i promise you we will do something bit. >> how to enforce it but to have that law around i think would help to detour people from doing it. >> i don't know. a nationwide ban, i don't know if that is appropriate but it should not be allowed. >> the governor's highway safety as
FOX News
Aug 4, 2009 9:00pm EDT
, it is important that we -- >> nancy pelosi, harry reid, and the rest of the people in congress, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they are asking us to be on? sean: listen to those crowds. "angry mobs"? "manufactured"? what are your thoughts. >> i think it is organic, and i do want to make this point, and this is important. these are our electorates officials, and i think it is important that we treat them with respect and dignity -- these are our elected officials. this is important. we're going to be bringing something to you next week from our focus group. i hear that anger. but if it is an elected official, even if we disagree with them, i think we should treat them with respect and dignity. sean: i agree, but how about the dnc saying about the people showingç up our "kendry" -- are "angry"? is that manufactured? or is this real passion that people have? how about the respect for the people? >> sean, you are right. this is a real passion. we see it and all of the polling. we see that gzjáÑ is the obama support dropping, but the intensity of the opposition is increasin
FOX News
Aug 6, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. good evening, wendell. >> chris, this legislation passed by a 3-1 margin in the house an harry reid is confident he has the votes to pass it in the senate but lawmakers are spending hours debating amendments they know will be rejected just to get their objections on the record before they go home for the august break. as of yesterday, the clunkers program had burned through three-quarters of the billion dollars congress initially appropriated, suggesting the original $4 billion authorization the house wanted was a closer estimate of the program's appeal and its cost. gp was the big winner with 17.8 p% of the cash for clunkers car sales. >> it has been a madhouse, people coming in with their clunkers wanting to trade them in. >> the big 3 accounted for 45% of the sales, which is their normal market share. still, four of the five top selling new cars are sold by foreign manufacturers. 60% of the foreign cars were actually built in this country. in fact, hyundai's montgomery, alabama plant is back to a five-day work week after being on a four-day week since october, and ford is conside
NBC
Aug 5, 2009 4:00pm EDT
mooar, nbc news, bridgeville, pennsylvania. >>> a warning today from senate majority leader harry reid to lawmakers, be prepared to work on the cash for clunkers program, even if it meansmying out on their summer break. senator reid says if the congress doesn't pass the $2 billion program they might meet out on some of their august recess. he had the votes in the senate. the program is running out of funds quickly. it's estimated as many as 3,000 vehicles have been purchased in the first few days. this funding would help keep the program afloat until next month. >>> here's a look at the closing numbers from wall street this wednesday afternoon. stocks took a steep step downward. the dow lost 40 points. the nasdaq was off 18 ints. and the new york stock exchange down 16. president obama's approval ratings on the economy are headed down as well. many are being heckled by angry constituents. today the president fired back at what the democratic party is calling the mobs. steve handelsman has the latest. >> reporter: president obama went to elk hard, indiana, to announce more stimulus proj
CSPAN
Aug 16, 2009 2:00am EDT
as well. two, it has to become a priority for our united states senate, and for harry reid, he has got to begin to work with not simply republicans, they are not going to vote for these democrats, but for democrats, the moderate democrats who are afraid ever standing up and voting for good, progressive judges. he has to approach those moderate democrats. he's got to butt recess those democrats. we have to give those democrats, and we know who they are, confidence in standing up for good judges. we need to ensure that the senators on the senate judiciary committee step up to the plate as well. now we know that justice sotomayor was a little bit tim id at those hearings -- timid at those hearings, but she had a job to do, and that was to get confirmed. the senators on those panels have to articulate, as everyone has said, a very broad vision of why judges are important, why courts are important, and why we need strong progressives on these courts. so we have all -- we all have our bit to do. i am confident that people listening will do our job, and we have to ensure that at the end of ei
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2009 11:00pm EDT
the democratic party and against barack obama, read and as a policy. -- harry reid and nancy pelosi. we dodged one bullet when we did not go home. they told us to leave and we said no. we got organized with the two parties on april 15 and july 4 and the august revolt. every year, they write that something interesting happens in august. this is what happened. we happened. [applause] there is another mistake but we have avoided. that is that we have avoided the mistake that we made in 1996 and 1998 when we focused too much on bill clinton and his personal failings. bill clinton was a threat to the country because of the taxes and spending in the regulations that he supported an he more clearly supports now -- that he supported them and the more clearly supports now. -- that he supported then and keep more clearly supports now. this time around, we are focused with nancy pelosi and harry reid and those democrats in the house that are voting for higher taxes on energy. yes, barack obama is the guy who signs the bills at the end of the day. he is almost irrelevant. the damage is done by nancy pelos
FOX News
Aug 4, 2009 6:17pm EDT
has finally gotten underway. senate majority leader harry reid kicked things off this morning continuing to portray sonia sotomayor as the ideal candidate. she developed a 17-year record as a mod at mainstream judge. -- as a moderate mainstream judge. when the judge testified before the senate judiciary committee for four grueling days, she respectfully and thoroughly answered questions from both sides of the aisle, democrats and republicans. >> but republicans say the answers sotomayor gave don't match the record she has left behind in speeches and writings, that suggest she believes judges can and should be influenced by personal factors outside the law, so even though both democrats and republicans ak nomed today that the vetting on the senate judiciary committee was fair, there is still six republicans who have indicated they will cross party lines to vote yes while 28 will vote no. there are still six unknowns on the republicans' side of the aisle and today senate minority leader mitch mcconnell renewed concerns that sotomayor will govern based on feelings rather than law
FOX News
Aug 5, 2009 6:00pm EDT
harry reid says members of congress will continue to press for a reform, quote, in spite of the loud shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings. republicans say lawmakers have a responsibility to listen to constituents and their concerns. bret. bret: molly, thank you. of all the stumbling blocks to healthcare reform, there may be none more polarizing than abortion. correspondent james rosen reports on the problems facing lawmakers trying to please two very different constituencies. >> perhaps the most contentious issue in american politics over the past 35 years, abortion now threatens to divide senators grasping for a bipartisan compromise on healthcare reform ax key senate negotiator said wednesday lawmakers are trying to steer a middle course. >> there are ongoing discussions with pro life and pro choice groups getting their input, and so that that they are not prepared to reach a conclusion. >> the state court legalized abortions in roe vs. wade in 1973. subsequent statutes have largely prohibited federal funds from being used to subsidize abortions which are covered in
FOX News
Aug 6, 2009 12:00am EDT
woman asking a question. this is all part of the angry mob. roll that tape. >> harry reid and the rest of the people in congress and the senate, are they going to be on the same plan they are asking us to be on? sean: does she seem like an angry mob? she seems like she could be my mom. >> according to barbara boxer, if you dress neatly, you are neatlyrent-a-mob -- you are a rent-a-mob. they outrage has been stirred up and they have the nerve to accuse this legal lady and the veteran and other people of being a fake. you cannot get actors that. sean: what is the net result? i think i know the answer. if you try to smear the american people, as far as i recall, we are still "we, the people," if you discredit them, what is the net political fallout of doing something like that? >> i think the net political fallout is this is an act of desperation. they see this thing slipping away between their fingers and they are lashing out without thinking about it. the wonderful thing about angry american citizens is that when you try to slime them, they do not go away. they come back. it is a very "
FOX News
Aug 6, 2009 1:00am EDT
apparently been saved, adding $2 billion to re-fund the program. senate majority leader harry reid says he has enough votes to extend the program, giving people $4,500 for trading in gas guzzling cars for more fuel- efficient vehicles. we will bring you more information when we get it. and when will it stop? tonight, is general electric. they must think we are all big fools -- it is general electric. the sec just slapped g.e. with a fine of $50 million. why? the sec says g.e. misled investors by providing false financial results. a'misled"? are you kidding? nobody in g.e. is getting charged criminally for lying. this is just a civil penalty. but dazzy pace's $50 million fine for lying? the people at the top who did the lying -- but it gets to pay the $50 million? the little guy pays -- but guess who pays the $50 million? this one in rages me. --ç enrages me. the liars and cheats do not pay it. >> the reason every shareholder should be enraged is that the people who were defrauded here were the investors, the pepee who cheated. greta: and they are paying for it. >> yes, the people who wer
FOX News
Aug 19, 2009 6:00am EDT
: faces of evil? that's what senate majority leader harry reid is calling town hall protesters exercising their right to free speech. can you imagine if trent lott secretary of defense that when he had the job? can republicans get away with saying anything like that. we report. you decide. steve: peta's brand new billboard calls overweight women whales. does it get the point across or does it cross the line? a fair and balanced debate straight ahead. when this shoe store added aflac to its employee benefits package no direct cost the company... it was a perfect fit. find out more at aflac!... ...forbusiness.com i hate my phone. what do i do? ( shouting ) this is crazy. you. let's run a free upgrade check. see if you're due for a new smartphone. don't i need to go to my carrier's store for that? no, you don't have to. we sell phones and plans on all the major networks. ok. well, is time travel possible? yes, i am from the future. announcer: phones, plans, and advice from thousands of people eager to help. into an incredibly strong, healthy cat.he has blossomed... his coat is incredibly s
ABC
Aug 5, 2009 6:00am EDT
city beach patrol. the surf is up. good morning, washington. >>> welcome back. 6:11. harry reid is predicting swift approval of an extension of the cash for clunkers program. it is running out of money. coress is considering $2 billion more in funding. some local dealers say their inventory is down to just a few vehicles. >>> 6:12. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> adam caskey is down on the alexandria waterfront. is the best time of the day to be down there. >> that is true. ♪ happy birthday to you i will quit singing. happy birthday. >> thank you for stops ringing. >> here is a look at the potomac. there are a lot of ducks out here. i wish i had my fishing sticks with me. it is a warm start to the day. 77reeseg here at founders park in oldse sound o und old- -in . other temperatures are mainly in the low 70's locally. frederick at 68. culpeper, 63. limited sunshine. 50% chance of sunshine. scattered storms. possible down toward -- possible downpours into the evening hours. well into the 90's this weekend. now we check on the commute. >> we are rolling a
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2009 1:00pm EDT
the senate majority leader harry reid. the two will head the dump harry reid political action committee. although none of the top republican town declared it their intention, there strategy is to challenge -- and their strategy is to challenge mr. reid. you may have seen some of this video. angry protesters shouting and democrats over the weekend, only and leaving them one hope of getting the message out. in texas, one official was drowned out by a noisy demonstrators has he tried to talk about health care reform. we have our first phone call on the republican line. caller: cash for clunkers, if anyone thinks that the democrat party is for the so-called working man, i think this is proof positive that they are more interested in money than they are their constituents. also, about this trip of bill clinton to north korea, they were going to send a delivery -- hillary along to accompany him, but they were afraid they were going to take on too much sniper fire. you know how that goes. host: good morning. if you want to give us a call, republicans, 202-737-0001. democrats, 202-737-0002. we
CNN
Aug 4, 2009 7:00pm EDT
hecklers who have protested against the president's health care plans. senate majority leader harry reid called those protestors shrill. robert gibbs suggested the protests are not spontaneous. let's listen to gibbs first. >> i also have no doubt that there are groups that are -- have spread out people across the country to go to these things and to specifically generate videos that can be posted on internet sites so that people can watch what's happening in america. >> the american people want health care reform and we're going to do health care reform. in spite of the loud, shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings and just throw a monkey wrench into everything. we're going to continue to be positive and work hard. >> the senator reid's comments clearly directed at protestors like these exercising their rights to protest. here's how one lawmaker reacted to such a demonstration in long island, new york. >> no one is talking about the government taking over health -- >> oh, no, no! >> another congressman under fire for supporting the president's health care plan, congressman l
FOX News
Aug 3, 2009 10:00pm EDT
, they are getting an earful. they do not work for harry reid. they do not work for nancy pelosi. they do not work for barack obama. they work for the taxpayers, and the taxpayers are infuriated because they have enough -- they know enough to know that more americans are out of jobs, and, greta, at some point, if you are really strapped for cash, the first thing you do is you stop spending what you do not have. greta: well, what people have to realize, too, if we end up having to print more money, we will end up with inflation, and some people think as long as they are working, their wages will go up with the inflationary prices, but now that we are part of the global economy, the rest of the world is not going to want to buy our products at these higher prices, so it is a much more serious problem now with inflation than it was years ago. >> it is a serious problem. the chinese are talking about a new monetary standard and not the u.s. dollar. these are unprecedented types of conversations taking place because people simply do not have confidence. geithner went to asia, trying to tell them that e
FOX News
Aug 4, 2009 1:00am EDT
for. they do not work for nasa policy or harry reid or barack obama. they work for the obama -- the american taxpayer. they are infuriated because they had enough sense to know that all of the spending we have seen is not working out. more americans are out of jobs. at some point, if you are really strapped for cash, the first thing you do is stop spending would you do not have. greta: what people do not realize is that if we end up having to spend more money, we will get inflation. some say as long as i am working, my wages will go up with the inflationary prices. the problem is that if the rest of the world is not going to want to buy our goods at these high prices -- it is a much more serious problem of inflation from 30 years ago. >> it is a huge problem. the chinese are talking about a new monetary standard and not the u.s. dollar. these are unprecedented times of conversations taking place because people do not have confidence. timothy geithner went to asia trying to tell them everything was fine and they laughed at him when he started to tell them that everything was s
FOX News
Aug 5, 2009 7:00pm EDT
majority leader harry reid warned his colleagues they might have to work into their scheduled summer vacation if they don't act before the weekend. so you can bet they will act before the weekend. but even as the program is helping folks in the market for a new car, it appears to be hurting certain charities. you have seen their ads in the newspaper, the ones asking for you to donate your old car. turns out cash for clunkers is a little bit more popular than a tax write-off for clunkers. adam housley is in sun valley, california, with more on that tonight. adam, how much are charities losing? >> shepard, in some cases, 30%, 40%. here at rightway charities in sun valley, a car like this might get $400 in an auction. it will auction off 20 or so cars like this a week. pretty good money going to the local boys and girls clubs and other charities in the area. now they are saying down 30% to 40%. their numbers are dropping significantly which means less money to some of these charities. shepard? shepard: i'm curious about what the specific difference is between cashing in your car and don
MSNBC
Aug 4, 2009 4:00pm EDT
. harry reid said today this is all a bunch of nonsense. >> it's a phony issue. it does not deserve even a minute of our attention on the floor of the united states senate. it's absurd, irresponsible, baseless, and a false claim that has long ago been refuted. >> who are these so-called birthers? let's start with orly taitz. she's gone so far as to say that the president should be tried for crimes perpetrated upon american citizens. there's also allen keys, a former presideform former presidential candidate. phillip berg filed a birther lawsuit against president obama. the case was dismissed. berg also sued then president george w. bush claiming he was complicity in the 9/11 terror attacks. there's also a man by the name of andy martin, said to be one of the first people to claim that president obama was secretly a muslim. radio pastor wyle drake reportedly brought orly taitz into the movement. also the conservative news webside world net daily. the birth movement has been gaining traction online, especially along some conservative bloggers. according to google it's a mostly southern thi
PBS
Aug 4, 2009 6:00pm EDT
record as a moderate, mainstream judge. and majority leader harry reid criticized republicans for their opposition. >> i'm disappointed not more of my colleagues are likely to vote for this outstanding nominee. in light of her record and qualifications. but maybe in the future things will get better. i am, however, grateful for the respect my colleagues have shown her throughout this process, even those who have said they are not going to vote for her. >> ifill: the confirmation vote is expected to take place on thursday. in economic news, there were two encouraging reports from june. the national association of realtors reported pending home sales were up for a fifth straight month. and the commerce department said consumer spending rose 0.4%. it's been up two months in a row on wall street. the dow jones industrial average gained 33 points to close at 9320. the nasdaq rose more than two points to close at 2011. and still to come on the newshour tonight, foreclosure assistance; a guantanamo update; and containing avian flu. that follows a look at today's white house effort to
PBS
Aug 7, 2009 6:00pm EDT
. >> they face a potential loss of unemployment benefits but senate majority leader harry reid promised action. >> soon after congress returns to washington, we'll need to address this matter. unemployment benefits are a sound investment. there should be no disagreement that we should help those who are suffering as a result of an economic crisis they didn't create. >> reporter: congress has already extended unemployment benefits three times during this recession. for a closer look at today's numbers, we turn to: diane swonk, chief economist at mesirow financial, a diversified financial services firm in chicago; and jim ellis, assistant managing editor at "business week" magazine. diane swonk, companies are still shedding jobs but not as quickly. so, relatively speaking, better than expected, right? >> certainly better than expected. we also saw an increase in the hours worked which is one of those big precursors to hiring. firms are much more likely to take the employees they have and work them longer hours before they actually make that commitment to actually hiring workers. the other good n
NBC
Aug 5, 2009 11:00am EDT
the program alive, but harry reid says he's confident it will pass. the program has allowed about a quarter million americans to buy new cars in a down economy. >>> it's an "american idol" shocker. paula abdul is gone. the singer says she decided not to return next year. she made the announcement on her twitter page last night. that has people buzzing today. abdul has been a judge for the singing contest since it began eight seasons ago. in july she had said that she'd been invited to stay with "american idol" as long as the show lasted and she was optimistic about negotiating a new contract. >>> coming soon to a theater near you, a full-length motion picture filled with footage of michael jackson's last rehearsals, only if a los angeles probate judge approves the deal by monday. last month aeg's ceo randy phillips revealed the company had more than 100 hours of footage preparations for jackson's series of 50 comeback concerts scheduled in london. it could generate much needed money for jackson's debt ridden estate. >>> this is called offender locator and producing users with a list of sex
FOX
Aug 5, 2009 5:00am EDT
already ran through the original $1 billion. senate majority leader harry reid says the bill to spend $2 billion more on the program will likely pass the senate before friday. the house has already approved that bill to allow the extra funding. >>> iran onian officials are deciding whether to charge three americans with spying. friends claim the trio was simply hiking to a filmous water fall in iraq when they accidentally crossed the unmarked border with iran. secretary of state hillary clinton has call for their release. >>> the panel that investigated the virginia tech miscare will not take another look at the case. governor tim kaine received dozens of letters from survivors an victim' families asking the panel to come together again but on monday, the governor informed them that edmonton not reconvene the panel. their request followed the discovery of the gunman's medical records last month. kaine says there are still many families who do not want to reopen the case. he says that he will accept any factual corrections that need to be made to the panel's initial report. >>> a local ho
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2009 7:00am EDT
in taking down the senate majority leader harry reid. the two will head the dump harry reid political action committee. although none of the top republican town declared it their intention, there strategy is to challenge -- and their strategy is to challenge mr. reid. you may have seen some of this video. angry protesters shouting and democrats over the weekend, only and leaving them one hope of getting the message out. in texas, one official was drowned out by a noisy demonstrators has he tried to talk about health care reform. we have our first phone call on the republican line. caller: cash for clunkers, if anyone thinks that the democrat party is for the so-called working man, i think this is proof positive that they are more interested in money than they are their constituents. also, about this trip of bill clinton to north korea, they were going to send a delivery -- hillary along to accompany him, but they were afraid they were going to take on too much sniper fire. you know how that goes. host: good morning. if you want to give us a call, republicans, 202-737-0001. democrats, 202-737
CNN
Aug 7, 2009 4:00pm EDT
're not going to stand here. [ shouting ] >> harry reid and the rest of the people in congress and the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they're asking us to be on? >> but nobody's talking about setting up -- putting 47 million people in a public plan. we don't know that's going to be part of the bill. what we are talking about -- what we are talking about is giving people who don't have health insurance options. >> a direct assault on our personal liberties, our prernl freedom, our personal privacy. you need to open it up to the free markets. you need to get the government the hell out of our way. >> meanwhile, the health care industry is spending tens of billions of dollars to influence the reform debate and the battle is about to get even more fierce. our national political correspondent jessica yellin has that part of the story. >> reporter: here are some staggering numbers. $39 million. that's the amount of money the insurance industry has spent on lobbying since march. $133 million, the amount spent by the rest in the fight for health care reform. >> the frenet
HLN
Aug 5, 2009 6:00am EDT
harry reid sayses it will pass. >> we'll pass cash for clunkers. >> when do you think you'll do it. >> before we leave here. >> do you have the people for it? >> yes. >> republican leaders say they won't block the vote. >>> two russian subs have been patrols off the u.s. they have not seen something like it off the cold war. there's no reason for concern. the subs are hundreds of miles away in international waters and u.s. had advance warning that they were coming. >>> flash floods stranded driversing shut down two universities, and put part of churchill downs racetrack under water. police got thousands of 911 calls. >> this is the worst i've ever seen it. >> i would hesitate to say at least 20 feet. 20 feet from the bottom of the trestle to the roadway. >> 80 hospital patients were moved out because of flooding and water outages. some animals did not make it out of a flooded animal shelter. here's meteorologist bob van dillen with what's on top of the weather today. >> good morning, robin. those thunderstorms washed out overnight but new activity popped up around arkansas. you can
MSNBC
Aug 18, 2009 6:00am EDT
language here. on the liberal side, nancy pelosi calling protesters un-american. harry reid calling opponents of health care evil mongers. nadler saying fascist. pelosi calling insurance companies "the real villains." the conservative side, sarah palin saying obama's death panel down right evil. chuck grassley saying every right to fear death panels. a congressman from georgia saying this is a steam roller of socialism. john boehner last month saying government-encouraged euthenasia included in the health care plan. we heard that echoed from newt gingrich as well. >>> pat buchanan, the splilness in this debate just escalating, now you have nadler talking about fascism. >> let me tell you, i just did a column and i have polls out. this is insanity on liberal democrats. 64% of moderates say the protesters are behaving appropriately and 40% of democrats say that. and by almost two to one, people who know about the protesters identify with them, not against them. joe, there's a story today about a congressman in the neighboring district, congressman boyd. he held three town hall meeting
HLN
Aug 5, 2009 12:00pm EDT
to vote today or tomorrow on pumping another $2 billion into the program. majority leader harry reid said it will pass. >> cash for clunkers, we'll pass cash for clunkers. >> when will you do that? >> before we leave here. >> you think ask you the votes for it? >> yes. >> cash for clunkers would eventually perhaps end friday. republican leaders say they will not block this vote. >>> a quebec dad said he's sorry, sort of, for letting his 7-year-old son drive the family car with the rest of the family in the back seat. the father insists nobody was ever in danger. this is video shot from two years ago, but just arrived on youtube and it's a huge hit. the boy is seen driving on a rural road and it's obviously in the rain. there are the wipers going. the father said he was proud of his boy, he put it on the web to impress his friends, but a lot of outrage. police in quebec are investigating. >>> u.s. military is updating its facebook status. drafting new policy on facebook, myspace and twitter. they have banned networking sites, though they allow troops to access them from their own personal
FOX News
Aug 27, 2009 8:00pm EDT
with patients and doctors in charge not government and insurance companies. tell harry reid we can't afford government-run health care. laura: frank, your thoughts on. this it's off the chart with republicans. it's what they will believe. we already spent trillions of dollars and now we are going to add to our debt? and health care is supposed to be a personal issue. not a health care issue. even the democrats agree with this ad. what works so effectively, laura, is it is not hyperbole. it's not extreme. it's states fact after fact after fact and the american people can follow it. laura: after the news broke that the obama administration underestimated the deficit by a figure of $2 trillion as george will said not a rounding error. that's got to make this even more powerful. as people are seeing these revisions of deficit projections and also the shrinking of the economy that we now see is going to be greater than we thought before. that has to be even more effective. >> it's a simple question, how much is this going to cost? look, the american people do believe that the healthcare system h
FOX News
Aug 4, 2009 3:00pm EDT
we have a sense from the senate? >> harry reid, the majority leader, came out and talked to us at the white house after a big luncheon with 57 democratic senators and the president here and said absolutely by week's end this will pass. $2 billion taken from the economic stimulus bill from an energy loan program, embedded deep in the economic stimulus so it's money already allocated but it is definite spending. and it's also clear senate republicans will not engage in a filibuster. they'll offer some amendments. but by week's end that $2 billion will be approved. shepard: major garrett at the yard at the white house, thank you. also from the white house today, new developments on a major effort by the administration to crack down on distracted driving, an effort that could make it illegal all across the nation to use cell phones and blackberries or anything else at the wheel. catherine herridge is live in washington. there's going to be a summit next week on this? >> next month, in fact. transportation officials, the secretary, most interestly members of congress and academic wh
FOX News
Aug 5, 2009 8:00pm EDT
when i see one. >> harry reid and the rest of the people in congress and the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they are asking us to be on? >> you will get your turn in a minute. >> the answer is, ok. bill: but some democratic leaders say many of those protesters you saw are plants, anti-obama fanatics who were conducting a kind of sabotage. bill: with us now, fox news analyst alan colmes and monica crowley. you say what? >> i say the american people are mad as hell, bill, and they are not going to take it anymore. this health care debacle is the last straw. they see their government unresponsive to their needs and to their desires. they see out of control profligate spending coming out of washington with a stimulus package that has failed, with cap and trade which is the largest tax increase in the history of the world. on top of that they see that. bill: you're starting to sound like dick morris. let's just keep it on health care. they say it's easy to stack any town meeting with anti-obama zealots, and it is, it is. you can do that through the internet.
FOX News
Aug 14, 2009 8:00pm EDT
seats. that was pretty bad. that wasn't a 40%, 40% deal. laura: evil mongers as we heard harry reid refer to people at the town hall events. evil monger, astro turf fringe, food fight. none of that has worked. discussing civil engagement in this way, a man who was a community organizer, we have people organizing. they might not agree with his agenda but they are organizing. why isn't this celebrated? why is it constantly dismissed as irrelevant and by the white house. >> i don't think the white house is so much dismissing it as. laura: food fight. robert gibbs called it a food fight. it's not respective of the country. was boseman monday that tana representative today. >> i'm sure people on the left would say today was. people on the right would say arlen specter was. laura: i think the president of the united states should celebrate the fact that more people are engaged in this public debate than ever before. that's what we thought about it. >> i think what you are seeing in the outrage at the town halls is powerlessness. these are people that by and large, their party is out of po
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